“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live and whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26)
In the book of John we are given an amazing lesson in faith with the story of Lazarus. Lazarus along with his sisters Martha and Mary were personal friends of Jesus. When Jesus received word that Lazarus was sick Jesus said, “This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” (John 11:4) When Jesus came to Lazarus’ tomb, Lazarus had already been dead for four days. When the stone was removed from Lazarus’ tomb Jesus spoke in a loud voice and said, “Lazarus come forth! And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with grave clothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth.” (John 11:43-44)
Martha was a woman of faith she believed that Jesus was Christ, the Son of God. When Jesus told Martha that her brother would rise again, she thought that her brother would simply rise in the last day of resurrection but Jesus was challenging Martha, challenging all of us to increase and expand our faith. Jesus wanted us to recognize that His power is limitless; it has no boundaries so our faith should have no boundaries. If God can do what the world says is impossible, if He could raise a man from the dead, surely He can raise you up from all of the problems you are dealing with. Jesus said, “if you would believe you would see the glory of God.” (John 11:40) If we could achieve that level of faith, that faith with no boundaries, just imagine what we can accomplish.
I pray in the mighty name of Jesus that you transform your faith right now to a faith with no boundaries. We serve a mighty God and no task is too big for our God. Those dreams, that vision stirring within you is not dead but asleep, allow our Father, Creator of all things, to wake it up and raise you up to the next level in faith. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
Written by Afiya Duncanson